Liposuction/sculpture including SAFE Lipo ™
Liposuction or liposculpture are techniques that I use often in conjuction with other procedures to enhance my cosmetic results. It is important to understand that liposuction is used for contouring. Attempts at large volume liposuction in the wrong patients or wrong areas can lead to deformities that are very difficult to correct.
Liposuction uses special cannulas and suction to remove fat from the body. There are many common misconceptions about its uses. First of all, liposuction is not very difficult to perform. Therefore, some practitioners go to a weekend training seminar to learn liposuction. It is very important to go to a trained practitioner who has completed a Plastic Surgery specialty. Large volume liposuction and liposuction in the wrong areas can be not only disfiguring, but also dangerous. Half of my liposuction patients are revisions where there first procedure left him/her with major irregularities. I use liposuction/sculpture in my practice for minor contour irregularities and to enhance the result of other surgeries. This technique can be performed for contouring the neck, abdomen, flanks, lateral chest wall, hips, inner thighs, back, and knees. Your age, medical problems, ethnicity, and skin quality are all factors that will determine how your skin will react to liposuction/sculpture. The younger you are, the more likely your skin will retract to your underlying frame after liposuction. Have you ever noticed how some women have a child and their abdomen bounces right back to where they started, while others have hanging skin that they cannot get rid of know matter how much exercise they do? The same analogy works with liposuction.
Some patients can undergo just liposuction, while others will need additional procedures to reduce their overlying skin envelope to match their frame. I can’t tell you how important it is to go to a trained Plastic Surgeon to get optimal results and to minimize complications. Too
often I see patients in my practice and even in magazines that have undergone liposuction and now have major contour irregularities on their body.